Themes with great user interface (UI) and user experience (UX) are indeed the best themes that your WordPress blog or site ought to have. SEO has shown big inclination towards good User Experience and UX practices, in the last couple of years – Ref 1, Ref 2, Ref 3. But there is also more to just themes with good UI and UX, it’s the code and responsiveness of the theme you choose. As you already know, it’s highly effective to have a theme that is well coded and search engine optimized. This gives you all the benefits you can ever get by Google for having a great crawlable theme.
However, do you also understand the importance of having a responsive theme for your WordPress site?
Mobile industry has taken a boom of late and smart phones have made it easier for people to access web on the go. Tablets have further made mobility of internet more tangible. Given the scenario, people have already begun using handheld devices more often and it’s not far that businesses online will perish without a mobile version of their site or giving their audience a responsive site that adapts to the size of the screens.
Here are the best 25 WordPress themes free and paid, that are SEO optimized, responsive and are going to be hit for 2014.
Free SEO Responsive WordPress themes:
1) Celestino responsive free- Portfolio theme suitable for blog.
2) WallPress free WordPress theme- Responsive and elegant magazine style theme.
3) Helix responsive- Extremely powerful theme with loads of features to explore.
4) Multipurpose free WordPress theme- A highly customizable and responsive theme.
5) Ribbon WordPress theme- This is a wide post display magazine style theme.
6) Post free WordPress theme- This template comes with 8 different layout and 9 color styles.
7) Svelte responsive theme- Free, responsive and retina optimised theme.
8) DualShock free responsive WordPress theme- A blog and magazine UI theme.
9) Portal magazine- Beautiful, responsive and SEO optimized magazine style theme.
10) Stendhal professional style theme- Great for business and blog.
11) SketchMini awesome theme- Good for blogs and business portfolio.
12) Minimable theme- Wonderful one page responsive theme.
13) Fizz responsive theme- Classy magazine style theme for your blog and business.
14) Ice Fresh theme for WordPress- Minimalist and elegant theme.
15) Art Works responsive theme- Bold and beautiful theme for color lovers.
Premium WordPress responsive themes:
16) Emerald Premium Flat responsive wordpress theme
Suitable for showing off your business portfolio which can also be used for commercial website. It is inline with the latest trend of page design with parallax effect, falt web design, sliders, bootstrap, retina ready 300+ icons and more.
Price- $40 | Demo
17) FrontPage premium WordPress theme
An awesome theme that is responsive and woocommerce ready which is a popular e-commerce plug-in. Suitable for blogs, magazine, store or even static website. It comes with 6 frontpage layouts and 3 single post layouts to choose from.
Price $35 | Demo
18) Avada best responsive WordPress theme
Extremely interesting theme with customizable options before you purchase. This is built with HTML5 and CSS3 and is neat and clear. Comes with 2D/3D layer slider, revolution slider, flex slider and Theme Fusion slider plugin. Suitable for business and corporate websites.
Price- $45 | Demo
19) Awake responsive theme
Colorful, crisp and sleek design with dual column layout, this WordPress theme beats the awesomeness. You can avail discount at present and is priced at $15 for limited time.
20) Zig-Zag WordPress theme
Translation ready, responsive, W3C valid, style-color-pattern options to choose, jQuery effect and many more.
Price $45 | Demo
21) Elemin minimal responsive WordPress theme
Much like a Tumblr feel, this theme can help you to blog about photos, create gallery, videos, quotes, etc. Fluid and responsive and is a piece of modern technology. The popular blog Labnol.org, is built based on this theme.
Price $39 | Demo
22) Pinboard responsive WordPress theme
Big hit with bloggers who are fans of Pinterest and specially blogs about recipes, DIY, fashion, etc. Auto stacking layout and works well with both single WordPress and multisite installation.
Price $39 | Demo
23) WP-Bold Premium WordPress theme
Magazine style theme with multiple featured sliders, home page layout suitable for magazines, news site and also business blog and website.
Price $59 | Demo
24) Aggregate elegant theme
One more magazine style theme that is elegant, stylish and responsive. Price $39 (membership access to all themes)
25) DelicateNews WordPress theme
My favourite, magazine style theme clean and awesome. It features 3-column grid and beautiful layout.
Price $39 (membership access to all themes) | Demo